Night time action on one of the roof-tops in Sydney. I had not seen any tenniscourts on the roof-tops of large buildings before but in Australia I saw many. Not only do they use them during daytime, they eve have the lights to use them nighttime.
I guess in many city centres groundprices are too high to build a sports park at street level, so why not use the partially empty rooftops for sport facilities. Oh and don't try to hit the ball over the fence ... it could be painfull at streetlevel.
This photo was taken from the Sydney Tower viewing level at 300+ m. I didn't use a tripod but stabilized against de wall. A good thing with the Sony Alpha 100 I really like ... it has a build in shock absorber. Makes it a lot easier to work in situations like this one.
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mehr (1360) 2007-01-20 13:15
very nice capture of this tennis court. Good light and well sharpness. Great composition.
There man must be careful and strike no high balls.
Thanks for sharing.
ben4321 (9875) 2007-01-20 16:00
The different light sources work well together here, and it's an interesting shot; I don't think I've seen a tennis court on a roof either. I obviously don't mix in the right circles!
This would have worked even better if you had angled the camera up slightly so that the vertical lines of the buildings on the left ran parallel with the edge of the frame.
That's a small point though, and I don't think it really detracts from the image too much.
Good work Harko.
robsz (741) 2007-01-22 9:01
Great composition, good lighting and a good example of placing the subject in the center of the photo. It works well here and provides immediate focus. I agree that this would have been improved if the building edges were more parallel to the photo edges. Interesting to see, how they only kept the front wall of the building on the bottom right. From the street I had no idea of this. I guess a lot of those old buildings are like that. TFS.
m_s_s (1687) 2007-01-23 12:45
that's interesting pov, it looks like skyscraper in USA, except playing ground ;). nice colors considering low light. you could use a tripod to minimize blur.
nice work anyway.
ktanska (26045) 2007-01-25 6:29
I remember rooftop swimming pools and I think I see one on this too. But tennis court is a well spotted detail. It's looks nice on evening light.
It's hard to see the players, but I can imagine it's been interesting to see them in action.
Stepan (27210) 2007-01-30 14:13
Urban, modern and a little crazy too... The technical realization could be better (the WS is OK) but the general mood and the bird pov are really effective.
- Copyright: Harko Pilot (TravelerNL) (3011)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-10-05
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Sony Alfa DSLR A100, SONY 3/5-5.6/18-70
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/2 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Travelogue: Australia - October 2006
- Theme(s): Game, Set and Match: Tennis [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2007-01-20 12:14